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See Priestman oil engine, 1895.
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Priestman oil engine, 1895.
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Picture Number:10301726
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Description:
William Dent Priestman (1847-1936) became interested in internal combustion engines in the 1870s and began to manufacture petrol engines. Fearing the dangers of petrol, Priestman experimented with the use of lamp oil as an engine fuel. This was the first internal combustion engine to work succesfully on fuels heavier than petrol, and was sold from 1888 until 1904. Priestman's many patents included a vaporiser and reversing propellers.
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Object Number: 1927-371
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Date Made: 1895
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Maker: Priestman, William Dent, 1847-1936
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In Collection of: Science Museum
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picture number:10301726 Title:Priestman oil engine built in 1895, on display at the Science Museum, c 1990.
Priestman oil engine built in 1895, on display at the Science Museum, c 1990.
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picture number:10301737 Title:Priestman oil engine built in 1895, on display at the Science Museum, c 1990.
Priestman oil engine built in 1895, on display at the Science Museum, c 1990.
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